Life is an experiment.
You are the guinea pig.
Don’t stick with the status quo.
Wow that’s trite.
A great way to incrementally improve your life and your business and your relationships is to conduct experiments.
For example, THIS right here is an experiment. I’ve been curious about getting back into some writing and publishing my thoughts online, so I decided to get off the fence and start my 30 Day Blog Writing Challenge.
The crucial part about starting an experiment is to set a defined time or other constraint to it.
That takes some of the pressure off yourself.
You know that what you’re trying is temporary. If I set a goal to “write every day”, I’d probably soon find that I do this for a couple of days, then skip a few days, then feel shit because I skipped some days, try another day, skip like 10 more days and then just give up because it seems to hard.
But if I don’t commit to a lifelong habit of writing, but rather say that I will write for 30 days (or 30 posts), then this makes it much more achievable.
When I started by journal writing habit, a friend challenged me to try his method of journaling for 7-days. Easy! I did it, enjoyed it, saw the benefits and I’ve been consistently journalling since then.
Experiment = Great way to “try before you buy” a new habit
Want to check out what all the fuss is about meditation? Try 10 minutes of meditation for 10 days.
Want to know what its like to be homeless? Go live on the streets of Austin, TX for 5 days.
Bottom line is, if you want to instil a new habit, start an experiment, set a time limit and evaluate the results.